Quoted from cosmokramer:
The day has come to start the resto...I am sending out my wireforms, apron rail, spirit ring and newton ball out for brass plating. I am considering having the entry ramp plated as well, has anybody here done the entry ramp? Does it look good, anybody got any pics? Thanks
I did the entrance ramp. It looks great brass plated, but here is the (potential) long term problem. The ball is being slammed into it a lot. Not sure what he long term plating life will be, so I was advised to apply a layer of mylar to mine to protect it. Now I can see the mylar and its ever so small imperfections in the original ramp create small air pockets under the mylar. Sort of like when you get a tiny spec of dust under a cell phone screen protector.
I still like the look and think that it is way better than the stock steel, but I was scared of wear and covered mine. That was about 3 years ago.
I am half way across the country for a work trip, or I could snap a photo.
I'm following your restore thread too, by the way. You will have a beauty of a TOM when done.